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Kiersten Denny

Kiersten Denny

3rd Year
Undergrad: Florida State University
Hometown: Shalimar, FL
Area of Interest: Business Law, Political, Undecided

What do you feel is unique about being a student at the College of Law?Everyone says it, but I feel like the College of Law fosters friendships, rather than rivalries, as is the norm at other law schools. People have always been willing to lend a helping hand in my time here. Being able to see the bigger picture and not seeing others as enemies but rather as future co-workers is unique.

Why do you want to be an attorney?
While I'm not sure what type of law I want to focus on, I am sure that being an attorney will be a rewarding experience. Lawyers have unfortunately gained a poor reputation of being untrustworthy and only focused on the monetary gains. I want to put an end to that negative stereotype and help others with issues they can't fix themselves.

Who has been your favorite professor since starting your legal education?
My favorite professor at FSU is Professor Stern. Professor Stern taught Constitutional Law my first year, and I’m taking him again for Constitutional Law II. Professor Stern is somehow able to make the seemingly boring subject of constitutional law interesting and entertaining. By providing witty commentary and even some special guests throughout lectures, Professor Stern teaches the material in a way that’s conductive to learning. His knowledge of past justices is quite remarkable as well. I would definitely recommend taking Professor Stern for a class at some point in your time here at FSU Law!

What do you recommend to guests visiting Tallahassee?
My favorite restaurant in Tallahassee is Primetime. With the iced bar, the stellar food, and the great atmosphere, it is always at the top of my list of recommendations. 

I would also recommend going to Maclay Gardens. Among the flowers, the lake, and all of the green space, it is so beautiful. When I go there I forget that I'm even in Tallahassee. It's so relaxing and tranquil.

Fun fact about Kiersten.
While I'm not very skilled at it, I was in the unicycle club in high school. I haven't tried to ride in years, but we organized a group that taught middle school students how to ride and tutored them at the same time. I pretty much love doing anything active (especially sports).

Email
kd11e@my.fsu.edu